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Old April 20th, 2006, 10:10 AM   #1
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bamboo scaffolding

Bamboo is the most used for scaffolding in HK especially with building construction because of it's strong, lightweight material. Bamboo scaffolding in HK can go up to 30 stories and there are alot of construction workers in the city who are experts in this field.

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Old April 20th, 2006, 09:14 PM   #2
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thats pretty cool.. one would think that Bamboo would seem a little outdated, but it really isnt
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Old April 20th, 2006, 11:45 PM   #3
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Wow, thats pretty mad, reminds me of that film 'Rush hr 2' where Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker are jumping around some bamboo scaffold like 30 floors up!
Far out.

One question, why not bamboo cranes?!
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Old April 21st, 2006, 12:35 AM   #4
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Bamboo scaffolding is very easy and fast to set up. They're light, and can be readily bundled together into a frame. They might snap if they're used to haul heavy items as cranes.
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Bamboo scaffolding is not just in HK but in other China cities as well.

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Old April 21st, 2006, 04:37 PM   #6
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I didn't realize they could build up to 30 stories!

Do they reuse the bamboo for scaffolding or is it "retired"?
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Yes they can be re-used.
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How can bambook not break with heavy weight items?
THat is strange
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How can bambook not break with heavy weight items?
THat is strange
"In 1920s, the British took some bamboos for testings and they wanted to "prove" bamboo were weak, but the tests from the Oxford University shown bamboo are as strong as steel for constructions and it made the British shocked!"

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